Beautiful Christmas Angel Family Craft

A Christmas angel is a fun family craft made with an everyday recyclable and glitter. The simple instructions make assembly fun and easy. You'll soon have a beautiful angel to display this Christmas. 

Christmas angel craft made with recyclable


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You and the kids will love making this Christmas angel, especially when you discover how the wings are made. The unique characteristic of the wings makes this angel a beautiful keepsake.

Simple instructions and large photos will guide you through the tutorial. You can easily substitute your choice of craft materials and recyclables, using whatever you have on hand.

Christmas decorations are not complete without a beautiful angel craft. This large scale angel is perfect to display on a mantle over the holiday.

Enjoy the activity, especially making the special angel wings!


Related: Kids Christmas Angel Craft with a Funnel

Christmas angel family craft



Supplies for Christmas angel craft - Preschool Toolkit


Materials list

  dish detergent bottle             gold or silver fabric 
     white foam sheet                  narrow ribbon
      chenille stem                          cotton fluff
       hole punch                             foam ball
         craft eyes                               glitter
         scissors                                   glue


Gown pattern for Christmas angel craft - Preschool Toolkit


Instructions for an angel craft

1. Body of the angel

Cut out a fabric circle 22 - 24 in.(60 cm.) in diameter (or to fit the height of the bottle).

Make a hole in the middle of the fabric circle to fit over the neck of the bottle.

Christmas angel craft with gown and head - Preschool Toolkit

Place the fabric over the bottle.

Press the foam ball firmly onto the top of the bottle.

Hand prints for Christmas angel wings - Preschool Toolkit

2. Angel wings

Trace your child's hands on the foam sheet.


Christmas angel with hand print glitter wings

Cut out the hands without indenting the fingers all the way.

Spread glue on the hands and shake glitter or confetti onto the glue.

Hole punch through both 'thumbs'.

Christmas Angel Craft glitter wings with ribbon - Preschool Toolkit

Loop a long piece of narrow ribbon through the holes in the thumbs as shown.

Draw the thumbs together so that one hole overlaps the other.

Hand print angel wings back view - Preschool Toolkit

Wrap the ribbon around the neck of the bottle and secure with a bow. The handprints should be visible from the back of the angel.


Christmas angel craft decoration front view - Preschool Toolkit

Glue hair and craft eyes to the head.

Paint or draw a tiny mouth.

Make a halo with the chenille stem and place on top of the hair.


Display your Christmas angel for everyone to enjoy!


Christmas angel craft with glitter wings - Preschool Toolkit

Christmas angel craft decoration - Preschool Toolkit


The special hand-print wings make this a memorable Christmas craft!

Find this and more kids activities from family-friendly bloggers on the Made for Kids Linky Party hosted by The Resourceful Mama.

Visit our Christmas Pinterest board for more holiday crafts and activities.


Christmas angel craft with hand print glitter wings - Preschool Toolkit


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